Honoring Officers for their Service During Police Week

Boise County -- In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day to mourn the fallen officers across the nation and remember their heroism and sacrifices by paying respect and honoring their memories through a memorial service. Now, nationwide, the same week of May 15th through May 20th is recognized as National Police Week.
In my time as the Boise County Sheriff, many have asked me how the recent spike in attacks, both physical and in attitude, towards law enforcement in general, has affected the deputies and other law enforcement officers that work in Boise County. Most are referring to the attacks on police in the media (social media in particular) as well as the increase in physical assaults on officers across the nation, to include a major upwards ...

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